External Hard Drives are not working with Surface

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  1. Mundon

    Mundon New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a few old laptop hard drives I've converted into external hard drives. They work fine with all other devices but no matter what external case I use they do not work with my Microsoft Surface RT (or my parents' for that matter). When the system does recognize there is a drive plugged in to to the Surface the hard drive itself makes a clicking noise and is not working.

    Any assistance on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. The White Falcon

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    Are they powered independently or do they rely on the USB port for power?
     

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